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Missions and Routes

The mission and route editor is the first window that is displayed after the application starts.

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1 MENU button to access Main Menu settings, switches between Mission editor or Telemetry player screens, and Exits (Quits) software. Available functions for the Mission editor mode are to Create a new one, Open an existing one, Stop editing, Remove, Import or Export a mission. Functions for the Telemetry player's mode: Import and Export telemetry.
2From left to right: Add a new route button, followed by the list of created Route cards.
Each Route card indicates the Route's name, Assigned vehicle profile, Status of the route's calculation, option to lock the route for editing (the route is automatically locked after uploading to the vehicle), option to Hide/Show the route, and Parameters setting button (right bottom corner of the Route card - the gears symbol).
Hovering the cursor over the Route card - displays the short route status.
Click the calculation indicator of the Route to open/hide the Route’s log.
Double-click the Route’s card will recenter point of view to the appropriate route on the map.
Route calculation indicators:
Green check - the route is calculated and is ready to upload to the vehicle;
Yellow dot - the route is not calculated. If the calculation doesn’t start automatically, click the yellow dot to initiate the calculation;
Red exclamation - route calculated with errors.
3Route planning tools and associated tool’s settings window - select a tool, draw a route segment on the map, then configure parameters in the route’s tool setting window. Note: available Route planning tools can differ, depending on vehicle type.
To draw a route, double-click (or SHIFT+click) on the map. To draw a freehanded curve, hold Alt+left click and draw by moving the mouse on the map.
4Measurement tools: Distance, Area, and Visibility measurement tools.
5No-Fly-Zone drawing tools: Polygon and Conical drawing tools.
6Compass, cursors coordinates on map and elevation indicator. To return the map to the North-up view, click the compass icon.
7Route’s log - all route-related notifications are displayed here. To open the log, click on the route card’s calculation status indicator.
8Vehicle's log - recent vehicle-related notifications appear here, but will disappear after some time. To open the full vehicle notification list, click the Show log button.
9Show/hide route’s log button.
10Elevation’s profile - displaying the AMSL or AGL elevation of the vehicle for the planned route. Also, displaying the estimated distance of the route, estimated duration of the flight, the total count of waypoints, and minimal and maximal altitude AMSL/AGL.
11Vehicle’s command buttons - these commands are never blocked to provide the pilot with the ability to send any command to the vehicle at any time. Note: Vehicle command buttons can differ, depending on vehicle type.
The button is dark grey - it is active and the command can be sent to the vehicle. If the button is light-grey - based on telemetry data, it is not possible to send a command to the vehicle - the button is inactive.
The button has a green border - according to telemetry data, the vehicle is in current mode. (On the example screenshot, the vehicle is Disarmed in Auto mode.)
Some commands may require confirmation to activate them; therefore, an additional window will be displayed.
12Telemetry’s window for the selected vehicle. (In the case of RTK usage, the RTK sign will appear.)
13From right to left: Add vehicle button (+) adds a vehicle to the mission from a list. Usually, all vehicles connected via data link to the computer, are automatically added to the list. Vehicle cards are displayed to the left of Add vehicle button, indicating: Vehicle name, Battery status, Uplink level, Downlink level, GPS status (satellites count), and settings button (right bottom corner on Vehicle icon).
Hovering cursor over Vehicle card - basic information about the vehicle is being displayed (name, profile, serial number, connection port).
Double-click on the Vehicle card will recenter point of view to the appropriate vehicle position on the map.
Clicking the vehicle icon once will result in Vehicle Card showing up.

Select profile - Select the current vehicle

Focus on home location - Show the home location of the selected vehicle
Gain control - Gain manual control of the selected vehicle

Release control - Release manual control of the selected vehicle.

Show avatar - Show the avatar for the selected vehicle.

Show telemetry - Show the telemetry window for the selected vehicle.

Show commands - Show the command panel for the selected vehicle.

Show camera footprint - Show camera capture real-time footprint.

ADS-B transponder - Show information from the ADS-B transponder. Requires drone-installed ADS-B transponder and ADS-B receiver connected to laptop with UgCS.

Remove - Remove the selected vehicle from the main screen.
14Flight mode/Edit mode – shows telemetry or command window.
15Clock - displays clock with milliseconds, hover the mouse cursor over the clock.
16License status indicator - displays the license activation status of UgCS: green - the license is activated, yellow - not activated.
17ADS-B indicator - connection status of the ADS-B receiver: the indicator is green if connected, grey - if not.
18Input mapping (keyboard symbol) - keyboard and joystick configuration to check mapping and calibration for connected devices.
19Map option menu (globe symbol) - Layers: select map and overlay providers, and elevation sources; add buildings, import placemarks, and offline caching.
20Location search field - enter address or latitude and longitude coordinates to navigate to the desired location. This function depends on an internet connection!
21Undo – erases the last change done
Redo – reverses the undo
22Mission’s title field - double-click to change the title of the mission. The title saves automatically.